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The Health Benefits of Acai Berries

Acai Berry Helps for High Blood Pressure and Weight Loss

Acai Palm Tree The acai berry is growing in south America for many centuries. The amazing health benefits of the Acai berry started to get introduced to the western world during the late 90's and it took until 2005 until the Acai berries got introduced to a broad audience by Oprah Winfrey.

The Acai berry, pronounced "ah-sigh-ee". It is believed that the tribes of the Amazon in Brazil have used the benefits of this superfood for centuries already. The Amazon is the world's largest rain forest and one third of the population's plants and animals reside there. Here, in this remote region of the world, is where the acai berry has been discovered. The Amazon river has borders to eight different countries and supplies one fifth of the worlds freshwater.

The reason acai is so revered is because of its health promoting properties and high content of antioxidants. When eaten in proper quantities it provides our bodies with enough nutrition to help fight off the harmful effects of free radicals, it lowers high blood pressure, Acai berries decrease high cholesterol levels and helps to reduce joint pain. The Acai berry is also known to be very helpful for weight loss. Acai is also a marvelous source of energy for the human body. It helps to fight off infections, and strengthens the bodies immune system. Modern science is continually documenting the amazing health benefits of the acai berry. Today, the Acai berry has been recognized as one of the worlds top superfoods.

Acai is full of essential phytonutrients, trace minerals, amino acids, and vitamins. It boasts an ORAC score, a newly invented measurement of antioxidant levels, higher than any other fruit and vegetable tested to date on a gram for gram basis. It is rich in proteins and fiber content which aides in a healthy immune system and regulation of the body. Acai comes in a broad variety of foods such as freeze dried, which is the best way to preserve antioxidants, in fruit juices, pills and snack bars. There are many different companies that produce products that contain the acai berry. Companies such as Monavie, Xango, and Goji are top producers of health juice industry.

Research shows that certain acai products provide better nutritional value than others which comes at a higher cost. It's important to differentiate the true nutritional products from the cheap imitations. Science has shown today that freeze drying acai is the best way to capture the vital nutrients in this fruit. Some of the top products have plant-derived glucosamine, which has been scientifically shown to aide in healthy joint function. Some also have added heart health benefits originating from plant sterols, resveratol, and omega 3 fatty acids which makes maintaining healthy cholesterol levels easier.

The amazing health benefits of the Acai berry make it one of the worlds top superfoods.

Photo by: Agência de Notícias do Acre

Good News! Acai Berries on the Oprah Winfrey Show

Meanwhile we all have heard about the Acai Berry, the superfood and wonder food for weight loss. Acai Berries on the Oprah Winfrey ShowThe Acai berry was probably the first Superfood to be introduced to most of North America through the Oprah Winfrey Show and her millions of viewers by Dr. Nicolas Perricone. During an episode of Oprah's show, she asked Dr. Perricone to discuss his top ten superfoods. The number one superfood on his list was the Acai berry. The Acai berry comes from the Amazon in Brazil. Dr. Perricone first put forth the amazing properties of the Acai berry in his book The Perricone Promise, a book Oprah highly recommends. This was the first time many in North America have heard about Acai berries, a fruit that has meanwhile grown a reputation to be a wonderfood for weight loss. Acaí berries taste much like a blend of berries and chocolate. Acaí berries are full of amino acids, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids (that's the good fat). And that's in Acai berries:

  • An enormous concentration of antioxidants helping to combat premature aging. Acai contains 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins than red wine.
  • An excellent composition of mono-unsaturated fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols which helps to promote cardiovascular and digestive health.
  • An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, important for good muscle contraction and regeneration of muscles.

NB. Acai berries lose much of their nutritional benefits very quickly after they being picked, so for the best nutritional content, make sure you buy Acai berries that have been freeze dried as close to the natural source as possible. Studies have shown that freeze-dried Acai Berries have the highest level of antioxidants and nutrition, much higher than its juice or its equivalent amount in raw form.